E3S Web Conf.
Volume 179, 20202020 International Conference on Environment and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE 2020)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Environmental and Industrial Design|
|Published online||23 July 2020|
Design of Intelligent Walking Stick for the Elderly based on User Experience Research
School of Art and Design, Guangdong Agriculture Industry Business Polytechnic, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510507, China
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Purpose: Using the design ideas and research methods of user experience to probe into design art in the field of the elderly products, thus presenting an innovative intelligent walking stick with a better user experience. Methods: Questionnaire surveys, observation, interviews and other methods were employed to research the life style and travel behavior of the elderly people, gain the users’ characteristics, recognition mentality, perception features and other valuable information, identify the present home caring conditions and travel features of the elderly group, thereby obtaining insights into the elderly users’ real demand, as well as found out the key selling point of the elderly intelligent walking sticks. Conclusion: On the basis of cluster analysis on the characteristics of the typical user group and the survey results, the persona of users was created and scenario analysis was made in the form of story board to define the needs of the target personas and output the design prototype. After that, the design scheme was completed to offer a reference for design of relevant products.
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